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May 20, 2012 5:00pm EDT
have to is p blend of fung, >>> lovers of go go music are remembering one of their own, chuck brown. many knew him as the god father of go go. funeral arrangements are not finalized yet. the mayor of dc said that flags will fly at half staff when the funeral happens. we sat down with brown not too long ago. here is a look at his life and how he got his nickname. ♪ ♪ >> a music style heavy on percussion and audience participation. it's called go go music, born and bred in washington d.c. back in the 1970s. >> it's d.c.'s music. it's where it originated from. it will always be here. >> chuck brown lived here for 70 years and for 50 of these years he made the sage his home. known by many as the god father of go go, brown was the driving force behind the unique brand of music. >> i have always been inspired by people like james brown and bb king. i was looking for my own sound ♪ it don't mean a thing if you ain't got the go go swing ♪ >> that sound, a blend of fung, rhythm, blues and hip hop. he had a number one smash, bustin' loose. >> that was a national anthem in d.c. i feel
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May 5, 2012 10:00pm EDT
brown or black makeup on it, say no. this is ridiculous. at least have an indian flavored pop chip. but it's ridiculous. he should know better. >> jamal, you were rolling your eyes when you saw it. >> i don't think ashton was trying to be racist. it was a bad interpretation. remember the mike myers movie? it was panned the same way. people were frustrated with the depiction of indians in that movie. >> maybe they just didn't think it all the way through, what did you think? ♪ indian chicken >> ana, are you there? >> yes, i am. >> maybe they didn't think it all the way through. what do you think? >> you know, don, i think ashton needs to find himself another older woman. he needs a little adult supervision and good thinking in there. >> let's talk about this new jersey mom who was charged this week with child endangerment for taking her 6-year-old to a tanning salon. i want you to listen real quick. >> she's 6 years old. yes, she does go tanning with mommy, but not in the booth. >> dean, i got to be honest with you, is it fair to have a child in protective services or be called? i
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May 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
california should invest in facebook. governor jerry brown is warning that big spending cuts may be on the way very soon. that's gauze the state's budget deficit has ballooned to $16 billion. that's nearly double the estimates from just a couple of months ago. but as i said, greek leaders are meeting right now to try and solve the gridlock over a coalition government, but really how is that affecting the u.s. economy? earlier i posed that question to cnn senior international correspondent matthew chance. >> we're talking about the possibility of greece crashing out of the euro zone, the single european currency, and that's unchartered territory. if that happens, it won't just -- it may not be greece that fails only. it may be the entire euro zone project, and that's important particularly for other parts of -- particularly for the united states. it was even the u.s., for instance, isn't that heavily invested in greek assets. it is heavily invested in other european assets and other european banks, and so if greece fails, the whole of europe could fail, and that will have says mas
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May 15, 2012 1:00pm EDT
's the so-called brown reporter from "the daily show"." who thinks hollywood is guilty of white washing history. then he pulled sim self out. >> this is a test of our character. >> how jay z can lift itself back up again. if there was a pill to help protect your eye health as you age... would you take it? well, there is. [ male announcer ] it's called ocuvite. a vitamin totally dedicated to your eyes, from the eye-care experts at bausch + lomb. as you age, eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients. [ male announcer ] ocuvite has a unique formula not found in your multivitamin to help protect your eye health. now, that's a pill worth taking. [ male announcer ] ocuvite. help protect your eye health. because we want to show them something new. you guys ready? yea! let's go go go! walmart can now convert your favorite dvds from disc to digital. no kidding. cool. ♪ now you can watch them on your laptop, tablet, phone... any time, anywhere. like here. or here. or here! psshew! watch movies anywhere! the best part is it's only two bucks per disc. cool. that's t
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May 25, 2012 6:00pm EDT
winner scott brown? we begin with important new insights into your mood and what it could mean for the presidential election. if you're feeling more optimist optimistic, you're not alone. the latest survey has its highest marks since october 2007. among the reasons why, home sales and home prices are up. the number of unsold homes is down and gasoline prices dropping. ali velshi is here to compare notes. memorial day weekend, lower gas prices. they're part of this increased optimism far lot of folks. what's going on here? >> some weird things going on because the market has not been providing that optimism. a lot of people don't feel the unemployment situation getting a lot better, although it is for 19 straight months being lower. but when you put this whole thing together, ultimately in a consumer-driven economy like that of the united states, how people feel is the key determina determinant. the number you'll tell our viewers about shortly is consumer sentiment, how do you feel about the economy now, how do you feel about it in the future, and this number is as strong as it'
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May 4, 2012 4:00pm EDT
. there are no reports of injuries, and no known cause yet. the brown does that stone building was under construction at the time. >>> exotic animals -- the woman's husband freed 50 animals from the farm before killing himself. the -- >>> a tightening of environmental rules for what's known as fracking. the at mrgs wants oil and gas companies to disclose what chemicals they use in won on federal hands. it lets oil and gas flow more easily, but environmentalists are concerned. >>> pepsi and michael jackson are back together again. the company is honoring the 25th anniversary of the "bad" album. it plan toss produce 1 billion special-edition cans printed with jackson's silhouette. it will also include new mixes of his music and contexts. wolf? >> i remember that album. remember the whole experience. thanks very much. >>> an invitation to the big apple for the blind chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic firestorm. straight ahead we go live to beijing. >>> plus a darling among democrats. will elizabeth warren's claim of native-american roots hurt her senate run. [ male announcer ] fighting peppe
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May 16, 2012 4:00pm EDT
brown has died. brown is known as the god father of go-go, a popular style of music invented here in washington, d.c. brown's 1970s hit "bustin' loose." let's listen to some of chuck brown's music. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> chuck brown, the pioneer of go-go was 75 years old. and the city of fullerton, california, will pay $1 million to the mother of kelly tom a the unarmed homeless man beaten to death by police officers last year. as part of the deal thomas' mother will no longer seek legal action against the city, but it does not affect a wrongful death suit filed by thomas' father. two officers are charged in his death. >>> virginia is denying judgeship for a gay prosecutor. the republican-controlled house of representatives voted to reject tracy thorn beglin. discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not acceptable. >>> and there are bad days at work and then there's the day this umpire had, watch as the toronto blue jays player upset by a called third strike pegs his mel met into the ground and bounces up to hit the umpire in the side and to make matters worse as the umpir
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May 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
say it's racist because kutcher is in brown face portraying an indian character. so is it time to layoff the jokes on ethnicities or are we getting a bit too sensitive? we'll talk about that. ]h(éq#Ñ$ [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word. you have yet to master the quiet sneeze. you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts. well, muddlers, muddle no more. try zyrtec®. it gives you powerful allergy relief. and zyrtec® is different than claritin® because zyrtec® starts working at hour 1 on the first day you take it. claritin® doesn't start working until hour 3. zyrtec®. love the air. >>> 35 minutes past the hour. actor and comedian ashton kutcher probably thought it was just a great day at work after he filmed his late' ad for pop chips. if he did, boy, was he wrong. his impression of an indian man named raj got indian americans so upset they went on facebook and twitter and complained, calling the ad racist. and that eventually got the ad pulled with popchips issuing an apolo
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May 17, 2012 9:00am EDT
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May 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
though governor romney calls it home but you also have the brown/warren race, one of the best senate races in the country. >> really interesting race, too. >> you have the prospect of aiken digoing back to congress in the barney frank district as he retires and we have that lapse now, no kennedys in the congress. interesting state. not normally the case. >> it is and i think we are thought of as being more reliably blue than we are. there are more unregistered independents in massachusetts than there are registered democrats and republicans combined and we've had 16 years before me of republican governors. we've, we have scott brown now in the senate, and in a tight race with the probable democratic nominee, elizabeth warren. >> let's go back then and make clear what is and isn't fair game when it comes to bain capital, where we started. what's fair and what's not fair game? some people attack the company broadly. people say these guys are rapers, they're horrible. >> i get some people think the whole idea of private equity is bad and doesn't contribute. i'm just saying i'm not one o
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May 31, 2012 7:00pm EDT
university in america. and when dr. brown chose me to be the head football coach of the braves is truly an honor. >> there is a small group of alumni who have voiced their dissatisfaction, they don't think it's appropriate because you're white. what's your reaction to that? >> well, erin, everybody has the right to their opinion, and they can't dispute that, i have had tremendous support, i'm from here, this is home to me, i have grown up with many akronites and it's a great opportunity for me and my family. i'm a football coach, i'm not a politician, i'm a football coach, but i think one thing that we can all learn from the wonderful profession of coaching is, i have been coaching for 20 years and i don't believe i have ever known a black coach that didn't love his wife players and a white coach that didn't love his black players. in the big scope of things, we can all learn a lot from this profession because i think we all learn to love one another and work with one another. as a football coach, and being the head coach at akorn, like i told my players, like i told the alumni, jay hob
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May 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
's one way california governor jerry brown plans to solve his state' $16 billion budget crisis. he hopes the tax hike coupled with cuts to health care for the poor and fewer work hours for state employees will help close the gap. but governor brown warns that if voters don't approve the plan, billions will be cut from education programs. >>> and do you hear the names ethan, olivia or noah perhaps quite a bit lately? it could be because those are some of the most popular baby names of 2011. the social security administration published the full list today. the top three boys names are jacob, mason and william. and the top three girls names are sophia, isabela and emma. i'm always interested in these lists. i'm always looking at what big news events happened in the past year and what movies started these trends. >> i'm flying up to boston to see my noah tonight but he's 18. >> you're way ahead of the curve. >>> for this i went to college. tonight's moment you may have missed. reality tv lovers in britain have spoken. i'm going to tell you about it. they say a dog is more skilled than the hu
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May 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
chuck brown died today. brown and his group topped the charts in 1978 with their hit "busting loose." he died of multiple organ failure brought on by a bacterial infection in his blood. >>> and more homeowners are making their payments on time. delinquencies on mortgages dropped to a four-year low in the first quarter of this year. the mortgage bankers association says just over 11% of homeowners have fallen behind or are already in the foreclosure process. that's the lowest level since 2008. >>> and attention men looking to add some ambience to your man cave. yankee candles is now selling man candles. yes, i did say that. candles with scents of wood, freshly cut grass and even leather. first down combines orange and leather to remind you of, what else, gameday. and would you like to whiff some sawdust? two by four should do the trick there. i don't know if i enjoy the smell of leather. i don't know. >> i will listen when they start selling wheat hops and barley. >> there you go. of course, that's a smell that john king loves. >> stay with me, kate. >>> tonight's moment you might have mi
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May 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
-husband bobby brown is finally breaking his silence. brown actually shot down claims that he's to blame for houston's drug habit. here's what he told the "today" show this morning. >> i didn't get high before i met whitney. >> on marcottics? >> on narcotics, no. i smoked weed, i drank beer, but, no, i wasn't the one who got whitney on drugs. >> so this was a part of her life before me? >> way before me, yes. >> did you talk about it? did you worry about it? >> i worried about it when, you know, we first got together. >> houston and brown were married for 14 years, and brown says that he's now very much clean and sober. he apparently had dinner with huston and their daughter bobbi kristina just a week before houston's death on february 11th. >>> in two and a half hours prosecutors in florida are expected to bring charges against several people accused of helping to kill robert champion. he's the drum major at florida aim & m university who died within an hour of what a medical examiner called a hazing incident aboard a band bus. by some accounts the incident was a brutal rite of passage
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May 6, 2012 2:30pm EDT
's take that full and look at the brown that you see here. you can barely even see any snow in many of these areas. and we have got a couple of statistics that we want to share with you. there you can see what the snow pack looks like so far this year, not a lot on the map. let's advance that, and show you what the snow pack looked like last year. wow. what an incredible difference. so as a whole, colorado, the may snow pack was 135% of average last season. this season, only 20% of average, one week off from the all time record earliest closing for a basin. this really is very significant. another statistic for you, that maybe you're not a skier but you care and interested in what is going on in denver. the average snowfall for the month of march and april is usually 20 inches. this year, only an inch. so that's a huge difference here. the problem is there is just basically no snow. that's the bottom line, fredricka. we had a latina type pattern and that kept the snow away. >> oh, gosh, all right. maybe next year. for those that like to ski until july. all right, thanks a lot, appre
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May 6, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. >> the bottom line is there is not enough snow. sit snowing right now but there you can see the brown and the bare that is going on and there is not enough space for them to keep on going. let's put it in perspective. this is a google earth map. >> the total this year, only an inch. big deficit. down about 9% in those areas. >> bad news for the skiers and snow borders but winter will come again soon. >> and they can hike in the summer. >> stick around. wintler be back. appreciate it. loved the moon last night. >> it was a year of the summer olympics. >> it's a joyful reunion for tim and his two dogs men and jack. they started their day in costa rica and just arrived in houston. >> they are my kids. they travel with me and go wherever i go. >> if your four-legged family member is going on your next trip, a visit with your vet should be the next stop. this doctor checked my dog. >> also suggests you take a photo of your pet in case you get separated. i'm walt gale, i worked at the colorado springs mail processing plant for 22 years. we processed on a given day about a million pieces of
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May 12, 2012 4:00pm EDT
brown, confronted angela corey after the sentencing. >> my feeling is that your office initially overcharged her in this case. this is my feeling. this is my feeling. let me -- >> we can't try it here. >> that's why we're asking that it not be tried now and that the facts are going to be put out, and i told mr. lincoln alexander i wanted to sit down with him. you can't tell people -- i understand, madam. >> there's no justification. >> it's a tough case. let's bring in our legal guys. avery freeman, and richard herman. good to see you as well. all right, this is something else. this is a different standard your ground kind of case taking place in florida. marissa alexander said she fired the warning shot to scare her husband. then she ended up facing aggravated assault charges. was convicted, sentenced to 20 years for that act. avery, what went wrong here in the case of her defense? >> oh, my goodness. you want a laundry list? fredricka, this is terrible. number one, it does call into question the issue of stand your ground. i mean, if stand your ground has any meaning at all, it
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May 14, 2012 7:00am EDT
. and tina brown, the newish editor of "newsweek," one of her skills is extremely provocative covers and she's been doing it for decades and various magazines she edited at "the new yorker" and others, it's very hard, sales are not exactly -- >> "time" is getting buzz for the latest cover. >> it's like a tabloid? >> it's not a tabloid but a way to break through the clutter of the media and it's not easy if you're "newsweek." >> "newsweek" is basically a partisan magazine into the left corner but "the first gay president" doesn't make sense. james buchanan according to historians may have a claim on that. >> president bill clinton called the first black president. do you think "newsweek" will get pushback from the white house? >> no, i don't think so but it is a tabloidish move to sell magazines. ryan said it's like a battle between "time" and "newsweek." i'll tell you this, "time" wins. >> you had friday morning the cover and they called it "the spectrum of light" cover. >> in my humble opinion i think our cover is a little, better, a little more -- >> not that you're biased or anything. >>
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May 20, 2012 6:00pm EDT
at the age of 62. we lost chuck brown, 75, donna summer, 64 and now robin gibb, 62 years old. rest in peace, our thoughts are with his family and loved ones. >>> i want to go back to chicago where there are protests going on in the shadow of the nato summit. look at these live pictures now. these are courtesy affiliate was. this is down by lake michigan, and we have been watching cla clashes between the demonstrators and police officers. right now it appears to be as peaceful as we have seen it. but we have seen some bottles, water bottles, buckets being thrown at police. we've even seen a barricade being hurled and we have seen police just pummelling some of these protestors, and it looks like from our vantage point unprovoked. we're going to hear from them in a little bit. we have ground shots. we have a crew live on the ground and we'll get to them. stick with us on cnn. we have a lot to get to and we'll being back in just a moment. at aviva, we do things differently. we're bringing humanity back to life insurance. that's why only aviva rewards you with savings for getting a check-up. it
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May 3, 2012 9:00am EDT
kutcher in "brown face" is yanked. now the company is having to explain itself. >>> right now we're sifting through newly released documents that capture the thoughts and actions of osama bin laden sees sei seized in the raid. hundreds of pages appearing on the web site combating terrorism center at west point. nic robertson has been looking at the documents. anymore interesting nuggets come your way? >> reporter: i think the more you look, the more time you realize bin laden had time on his hands. he saw the media as being hugely important to al qaeda's fight. one of the things he wanted to do was centralize al qaeda's control of whatever they did and whatever they said in the media. he wanted a centralization of the plans. everything he wanted to be signed off by him or by his senior deputies that any of the affiliates should be doing. it shows up here of the complexity of trying to manage the massive organization has huge differences going on with the taliban affiliate in pakistan and those in somalia and jealousies creeping in here. he doesn't want to support anwar al awlaki.
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May 25, 2012 7:00am EDT
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May 29, 2012 9:00am EDT
plane he was piloting slammed into a mountain. he was right. brian brown, his wife, jan, and their daughter, heather, are injured but they are expected to be okay. immediately after the crash, heather calmly called 911. >> because of the rough terrain and bad weather it took 15 hours for a chopper to finally rescue them. >>> mitt romney isn't backing down from his decision to attend a vegas fund-raiser with donald trump today. even though the real estate mogul will not let go of the president obama birther issue. when asked about it, romney says he's grateful for all his supporters. he says he doesn't agree with all of them but i need to get 50.1%. >>> baggage fee, reservation fee, seat assignment fee, security fee, it seems fees on airline tickets keep getting higher and higher. added and added. now the tsa wants to double one of those fees. here's lizzie o'leary. >> reporter: take two things that many travelers love to hate. the tsa and ticket fees. now add them together. >> what is it that's prompting them to ask for more money? >> reporter: the agency backed by democ
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May 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
in the mountains of southern idaho. pilot brian brown was flying from sacramento with his wife and daughter when a sudden cold front swept in and caused his plane's wings to completely ice over. earlier on cnn brian's wife told us it might have turned out a lot worse if someone hadn't called their daughter's cell phone while they were stuck on that mountain. >> we couldn't find them. it was getting dark. we couldn't find them. when the cell phone rang, it lit up and then she was able to find it. and then make the call. >> wow. that call eventually brought help after the browns spent 12 hours stranded at the crash site. terrifying but they are all okay. >> that young woman was so calm on the phone making that 911 call. good for them. very lucky. >>> still ahead on "starting point," the growing crisis in syria. dozens of women and children executed. should the u.s. help arm the opposition? >>> and could michelle obama be the next hillary clinton? we'll tell you what she had to say about that proposition. my playlist this morning. "tell me something good." you're watching "starting point." great sh
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May 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
to get a handle on the california state deficit. a spokesman says brown brown includes a tax hike up to 3% for the wealthiest californians and a sales tax bump the next four years and cuts to health programs in other services. lawmakers must approve a spending plan by june 15th. >>> florida a&m university board of trustees meet today to talk about the future of the school's marching band that is under suspension since the hazing related death of drum major robert champion. 13 people face charges in connection with that death. the band's long time director julian white resigned under pressure last week. >>> one of the best known companies on the internet is looking for a new boss this morning. yahoo has pushed out ceo scott thompson less than two weeks after it was discovered his resume claimed a college degree he dent really earn. adding to the injury, the "wall street journal" is reporting this morning before resigning, thompson announced he has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. dan simon is our silicon valley correspondent. so what is going on? they pushed him out? did they fire him?
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May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ ♪ >>> chuck brown, chuck brown. >> godfather, go, go! >> he recently died. >> passed last week. >> the godfather of go-go missed my radar. >> hes into go-go. >> we'll get him some by the end of the day. that's roland martin's play list because he's doing a tutorial on go-go. >> roller skates and short dresses? >> the music never stops and keeps going. you really need to get some go-go on your ipod. >> welcome, everybody. >> welcome to our panel this morning. anyone having allergies? >> no. no issues. >> anybody? >> yes, thank you. >> one crew member. one guy sniveling over there. >> he's going to be replacing you in one moment, roland martin as you can tell is back. is he the host of "washington watch" with roland martin. notice the music keeps going, going, going. >> that's right. >> nice to have you back and will cain is a columnist for theblaze.com. >> no go-go at all. >> he's getting the go-go. it's creeping up on him. >> what is in my coffee? >> look, nothing, nothing. help, help, somebody. talk about our "starting point" this morn
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May 5, 2012 10:00am EDT
. now take a closer look at the character raj from india. that's kutcher in brown-faced makeup. many called it ad racist. pop chips says the parody featuring a variety of characters that was meant to provide a few laughs. we did not intend to offend anyone. let me bring in bill santiago. good morning to you. >> hi. good morning. how are you? >> racist or just tasteless? >> well, look, he's playing all of these different characters. it was a stretch for him. he kind of works. he comes off like a low-rent peter sellers. it was the best acting that he's ever done. he definitely would have it in a bag. was it racist? just because something isn't funny doesn't mean it's racist. it could be construed as mildly racist. definitely more mildly humor rouse. an insult to people's intelligence. which means, frankly, there are a lot of people all over the country who were not insulted at all. >> he hasn't apologized. even though you may not think it was racist, should he say something? >> no. i don't think it rises to that level. everyone is comparing it to black face. that was hateful and ridicu
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May 5, 2012 12:00pm EDT
orleans jazzfest during its second and final weekend along with jimmy buffet, zach brown, neo-the list goes on. back to al green. i asked what he thought about president obama's rendition. >> reverend al green, fredricka here in new orleans. favorite spot to perform? >> one of my heartfelt spots? >> really? why? >> because it's so close to home. i'm a southern boy, so it's a really unique for me, yeah. ♪ >> we hear people already yelling, making requests. >> yeah, there's 130,000 folks. that's a lot of folks, a lot of requests. we'll try and do our best, you know. >> i imagine one of the requests has to be "let's stay together." we know our president -- >> that's our national anthem. >> president obama gave his rendition. >> yeah. i said wow ♪ i so in love with you >> did he do well? >> he was good, though. i mean, honestly, he was good. he sounded great. >> so how flattering is that for you for the president of the united states to sing? >> i thought that was so unique. i never had that happen before. but when a president do it, then that's kind of -- that's kind of special. >> wh
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May 5, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. former governor ted strickland is here. senator sherry brown is in the house. an american hero, john glenn, is with us. and i want to thank so many of our neighborhood team leaders for being here today. you guys will be the backbone of this campaign. i want the rest of you to join a team or become a leader yourself, because we are going to win this thing the old-fashioned way, door by door, block by block, neighborhood by neighborhood. in ohio four years ago you and i began a journey together. i didn't run and you didn't work your hearts out just to win an election. we came together to reclaim the basic bargain that built the largest middle class and most prosperous nation on earth. we came together because we believe that in america your success shouldn't be determined by the circumstances of your birth. if you are willing to work hard, you should be able to find a good job. if you're willing to meet your responsibilities, you should be able to own a home, maybe start a business. give your children the chance to do even better. no matter who you are or where you come from or what yo
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May 5, 2012 6:00pm EDT
eventually lived together for a short time in this brooklyn brown stone. and throughout their nearly 18-month romance, cooke kept a journal. how is he so old already at the age of 22, she wrote early on in their relationship. there is one theme, though, that continues to come up in her writings about obama, distance. she writes, but i feel that you carefully filter everything in your mind and heart, legitimate, admirabl really a strength, a necessity in terms of some kind of interestingtism but there's something there in smooth ver near, guardedness, but i'm left with a bit of a wall, a veil. joey cantor says that period of obama's life was a search for identity. >> during the new york years, not a lot actually happened. there's not a lot of drama. there aren't a lot of big scenes. a lot of what's happening with barack obama in this period is taking place inside his own head. >> obama and cook eventually grew apart with cook writing in the journal at one point, i can't help thinking that what he would really want, be powerfully drawn to was a woman, very strong, very up right, a fighter, a la
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May 23, 2012 8:00pm EDT
brown christmas." donna summer, "i feel love". sugar hill gang's "rapper's delight." and prince and the revolution, "purple rain." for your song to be added to the registry, it has to be more than 10 years and culturally, historically ors a threatically different. >> what do you listen to? >> i run to rihanna a lot. >> that is very surprising. you never fail to surprise me. >> i like to run to like pop stuff. >> i'm just saying it's kind of cool. >> i don't think it's cool. i don't think nick i do is cool. >> you don't think rihanna is cool? >> i like rihanna a lot. >> she's cool, not you, that was the point i was making. >> thank you, i appreciate that. wow, that hurd. words hurt. >> i'm here to make you call. >> thank you, yes, i will draft in your shadow. tonight, one cool dad who knows how to keep his kids entertained in the car. listen. >>. ♪ i see a little silhouette of a man ♪ ♪ when you do the fandango >> he says it's become a habit to sing behomian rap sod did. they can usually start the song as they pull out of the driveway and pull into the school, just as it en
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May 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
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May 13, 2012 10:00am EDT
has not only held top cabinet positions under the labor governments of tony blair and gordon brown. he has also served as a member of the european commission. joseph geoffrey joins us from hamburg. he is the editor of "the german weekly." elaine also joins us. she happens to be in new york, but she is the paris correspondent for the "new york times", a beat she has covered for more than a decade. and david from rounds things out from d.c. he is a regular on the show and a former speechwriter for george bush wrub. welcome all. elaine, let me start with you. you know francois hollande. you have interviewed him. is he a radical? is he a moderate? how does he strike you? >> francois hollande is mr. normal. he got electriced president of france because he promised to be a normal candidate and a normal president. when i was traveling with him in 2007 he was so normal that not -- neither the conductor, nor anyone on the train even recognized him. he is disciplined. he ran the socialist party for over a decade, and he did not make enemies. he is likely to be much more consillatory and moderate
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May 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
, william lynn, is charged with child endangerment for his handling of abuse complaints. >>> a brown bear, two spotted leopards and monkeys are going to be returned to their zanesville, ohio, farm later today. if that sounds familiar, it should be. it's the same farm where 50 exotic wild animals were released into the public by their owner, terry thompson, last fall, right before he killed himself. most of those animals had to be killed by law enforcement to protect the public. authorities did not have access to tranquilizer guns and were forced to shoot two wolves, six black bears, two grizzly bears, nine male lions, eight female lion's tesss and three mountain lions along with 18 bengal tigers. the five creatures being returned to the thompson window have been kept at the columbus zoo since the incident. right now lawmakers are ohio are trying to pass legislation that would tighten some rules in the state for exotic animal ownership. >>> investors might be sweating out the next few hours waiting for the april jobs report set to be released at 8:30 eastern. as always, it could move the m
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May 17, 2012 5:00am EDT
brown died yesterday at the hospital in baltimore. he was admitted earlier this month, suffering from pneumonia. his brand of funk and soul in the mid 1970s. brown was 75. >>> a california cop on trial for the kidnapping and rape of a woman in 2010 is trying to beat the charges by using a zoloft defense. attorneys for former westminster police detective anthony orbon trying to convince a jury their client was not responsible for this crime because he was under the influence of the anti-depressant zoloft and was mentally unconscious, they say, during the attack. >>> cops in arizona on the hunt right now for an inmate who literally walked out the front door of a jail. maricopa county says he stole another inmate's i.d., an inmate who was about to be released. he is considered armed and dangerous. forgery, perjury, witnessing tampering and weapons charges were some of the reasons he was in jail. >> a ship believed to be more than 200 years old. scientists have been able to view it by sonar technology and remotely operated underwater vehicle named hercules. glass bottles, ceramic plates,
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May 17, 2012 1:00pm EDT
feel the world is less f u.n. ky, you are right. chuck brown has died. his band had a huge hit in the late 70s and that song gave him the nickname the godfather of go-go. it stuck with chuck brown for the rest of his life. ♪ >> go-go came about during the time disco was happening and we were doing top 40 and we used to do 15, 20 songs a night from our own sound, so when i put the band together in 1966 after i left a group they had a latin sound with that percussion and all, and i decided to put my own band together and i decided to use that particular ingredient, you know. ♪ >> it just goes and goes and goes. we don't stop. we just keep going. they had go-go clubs, go-go girls and didn't have go-go music, and i decided to call it go-go music. ♪ >> it is just another form of funky music, audience participation, you know, response, and everybody joins in. you hear that beat, it is a type of groove, if you hear it, you going to move something. just move your head or pat your feet or something. it is going to get to you. everywhere we go, you never know what you hear. you wil
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Apr 30, 2012 11:00pm EDT
witnessed, the primates were in birdcages, small birdcages in the basement. and the brown bear was in what i would consider a macau -- a parrott cage. >> i don't understand how the state, even if they haven't changed the law, that would be acceptable. if what you're describing is true, that's just inhumane. they have to be taken care of to a certain standard, don't they? >> absolutely. and as the columbus zoo at the beginning was a resource for marry an thompson, for the state of ohio to educate the folks that are moving forward and to pass the bill, we still stand as a resource to ensure that the public is safe and these animals are cared for. >> and so are you considering direct conversations with her. do you think there's any chance this won't end the way that it appears to be, which is the animals going back to those kinds of cages or no? well, we've reached out to marianne thompson, and we continue to be a resource and to help educate not only her, but anyone else that would have a restricted species, to make sure that they have the proper husband dri standards and care, and that the pr
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May 1, 2012 2:00am EDT
. the brown bird was in a parrot cage. >> i don't understand how the state even if they haven't changed the law that that would be acceptable. i mean, if what you're describing is acceptable, that's just inhumane. they've got to be taken care of to a certain standard, don't they? >> absolutely. and as the columbus zoo at the beginning was a resource for mary ann thompson, a resource for the state of ohio to educate the folks that are moving forward to pass the bill. we still stand as a resource to make sure the public is safe and these animals are cared for. >> are you having direct conversations with mary ann? is there any chance this won't end the way it appears to be? or no? >> well, we've reached out to mary ann thompson. we continue to be a resource and to help educate not only her but anyone else that would have restricted species to make sure that they have the proper standards and care. and that the proper habitat for them to ensure they have an enriching life. not only that they are giving them proper care, but there's a purpose for them. the bottom line is, these restricted sp
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May 3, 2012 6:00pm EDT
forth. it has been taken off the website but not before senator scott brown sent out a cut and paste and saying this was a complete waste of tax-pair dollars. >> he is campaigning for re-election. i am sure it helps him to screen about this. with he would think after the gsa that government agencies would be thinking twice or thrice about these things. we are waiting for what we would hope would be a lengthy response by noaa that this got up on the website. they preferred this solicitation from the general counsel at noah and the operations management. we don't know how much this person was going to cost the taxpayer dollars. they do point out an underscore that no one at the end of the day was actually hired to come and be a imagine jigs at their conference. >> government resources were spent putting up the posting and all that. maybe it is admission that the magicians do the weather forecast. i'm not quite sure. dana, thanks so much. >>> coming up, four months after dropping out off the race, congresswoman michele bachmann endorses her former rival, mitt romney. will her supporters
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May 23, 2012 10:00pm EDT
. some you might recognize. charlie brown christmas. yeah. >> i like that one. >> you do? >> yes. >> i have donna summer on that for you. "i feel love." sugar hill gang's rapper's delight. a and purple rain. to be clear, to be added to the registry the songs have to be ten years ago and culturally and historically or aesthetically significant. >> okay. they seem like good choices then. >> any of them on your playlist? >> not currently, no. no. >> what -- so what's on your playlist? >> a lot of rihanna. i run to rihanna a lot. i know. >> that's a very surprising admission from you. >> is it really? >> you never fail to surprise me. >> what? i like to run to like poppy stuff. pop stuff. >> i'm just saying it's kind of cool. >> i don't think it's cool. i don't think -- >> rihanna, you don't think rihanna is cool? >> i like rihanna a lot. clearly. i think she's very talented. >> she's cool, not you. that was the point i'm making. >> well, thank you. i appreciate that. ow. that hurt. words hurt, isha. >> don't be like that. i'm here to make you cool. >> oh, well, thank you. yes, i will draf
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May 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, this isn't the latest dan brown novel, it's a real story that has roiled the vatican. >>> later, he knows how to rock 'n' roll all night, but now we want to know who's going to rock gene simmons' vote this fall. [ woman ] for the london olympic games, our town had a "brilliant" idea. support team usa and show our olympic spirit right in our own backyard. so we combined our citi thankyou points to make it happen. tom chipped in 10,000 points. karen kicked in 20,000. and by pooling more thankyou points from folks all over town, we were able to watch team usa... [ cheering ] in true london fashion. [ male announcer ] now citi thankyou visa card holders can combine the thankyou points they've earned and get even greater rewards. ♪ in here, great food demands a great presentation. so at&t showed corporate caterers how to better collaborate by using a mobile solution, in a whole new way. using real-time photo sharing abilities, they can create and maintain high standards, from kitchen to table. this technology allows us to collaborate with our drivers to make a better experience for our custo
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May 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
accused, and a high-powered official out of a job. no, this isn't the latest dan brown novel, it's a real story that has roiled the vatican. >>> later, he knows how to rock 'n' roll all night, but now we want to know who's going to rock gene simmons' vote this fall. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much, i appreciate it, i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money ? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. no nonsense. just people sense. mcallen, texas. in here, heavy rental equipment in the middle of nowhere, is always headed s
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May 30, 2012 9:00pm EDT
is the liver two different colors? why is it can point to the liver. this is a normal-looking liver. it's brown, got some bile in it. >> that's an actual liver. doc, that's a human livers? >> all human livers. in my right hand it's beige. it's white. it's because it came out of someone who was overweight. this fatty liver -- having trouble with the gloves? >> yeah. >> what kind of doctor would you have been? >> i want to use one hand. >> so this liver is much larger than the normal one. because it's gotten swollen from fat. because this person was overweight, obese, turned their liver into foie gras. i want you to focus on this because when you see this happen in your body, this liver that's fatty doesn't work well. it may look from the outside, but what the liver does is it filters toxins. when i can't remove toxins from your body, toxins in the water, the air, cigarettes, alcohol, it doesn't work anymore. it strips your energy. you don't feel good and they release toxic chemicals. this is why we have a cholesterol problem in america. what does that cause? >> bad liver. >> the good news is, th
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May 9, 2012 6:00pm EDT
than 2008. here tonight to talk truth, national journal editorial director, ron brown stein, republican consultant, alex cos stealth lan knows and donna brazile. you guys are just that and the diva. seriously, a lot of people just want to say, you know, primaries, it didn't matter. it is just about dick lugar. my golden rule is that every time people vote, we learn. what did you learn? >> well, first of all, that the tea party is very active in the republican party. they punished him for not only being in the senate too long but not having a formal residence in the state of indiana. they also punished him for working with democrats on many important issues, issues that impacted the state of indiana. it is a sad day when you have to punish people simply because they try to get along and do what's right for the country. >> a lot of people are asking that question. is the middle disappearing? olympia snowe retires and says, forget about it. you can't get along with people. it is good and evil. it is not negotiation. listen to mr. mourdoch. listen to how he defines compromise. >> sure, if i
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